One of the most unheralded linebackers in the west is three-star mauler Zack Follett (6-4, 235, 4.75) from Clovis, Calif. The reason the word on Follett is slow on really getting out was because he was injured as a junior and only played three and half games.
Though Follett only played three and half games as a junior because of a broken foot, he still ended up being the fourth leading tackler on the team. Just suiting up with a broken foot gives you an indication of his grit, but to tough it out for three and half games and be productive is very impressive indeed.
Follett is making up for lost time and he has quickly established himself as one the most lethal hitting linebackers in the Golden State 2004. This destroyer has seven forced fumbles with two regular season games to go, plus playoffs.
In addition to his seven forced fumbles, Follett has also racked up 105 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, four sacks and one fumble recovery that he took back for a touchdown.
Though Clovis is already in the playoffs winning for the next two games would get Follett and his teammates a better cede.
Clovis will take on Fresno (Calif.) Central and Clovis (Calif.) Clovis West in the next two games so the road won’t be an easy one.
Follett now has offers on the table from UNLV, Fresno State, Duke, Washington, UCLA, ASU, Cal and Oregon.
Follett has two visits set to Oregon and Cal with one pending to Arizona State and if he hasn’t made up his mind UCLA.
Oregon is first up as Follett will be in Eugene the weekend of November 12th.
Next up on the agenda will be Cal. He is scheduled to take that visit the weekend of the “The Game” when the Bears take on archrival Stanford November 19th.
“Cal and Oregon are my two favorites,” Follett said. “If I really like Oregon I might just commit right there and then on my trip.”
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com Clovis coach Larry Kellom had this to say about his talented linebacker.
“Zach is an excellent football player,” Clovis head coach Larry Kellom said. “He’s a linebacker born and bred.”
“Zach is a natural middle linebacker,” Kellom said. “He has size, speed, quickness and outstanding lateral quickness.”
“Zach has a great nose for the football,” Kellom said. “He started for us as a sophomore and he racked up 151 tackles. He earned all-conference and all-area honors.”